summer camp

noun
a camp, especially one for children during the summer, providing facilities for sleeping and eating, and usually for handicrafts, sports, etc.
Compare day camp.
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summer camp

any combined recreational and educational facility designed to acquaint urban children with outdoor life. The earliest camps were started in the United States about 1885 when reaction to increased urbanization led to various back-to-nature movements. These attempts at rediscovering the outdoors, plus long summer vacations, led to the development of summer camps, which were at first exclusively for boys. Camps for girls date from about 1900, and since that time coeducational camps have developed as well.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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The company holds rock climbing summer camp programs for kids and teens with climbs in the gorge.
Structured and supervised summer camp programs are conducted at each site with fun-filled activities for everyone.
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